Special Counsel Durham arrests analyst behind Steele dossier which claimed Trump had been compromised by Russians

A very slow start but hopefully this builds.

A key source who provided information to British ex-spy Christopher Steele for his ‘dirty dossier’ of allegations against Donald Trump has been arrested in the US.

Igor Danchenko, a Russian-born analyst living in the United States, was arrested on Thursday by federal agents assigned to John H. Durham’s special counsel inquiry into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, according to the Justice Department.

Danchenko is the third person, and second in a two-month span, to face charges in Durham’s probe.

The Russian political analyst was the primary researcher for Steele’s dossier alleging that Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign conspired with Russia in a covert operation to beat Hillary Clinton, and that Russia had salacious videos that could be used to blackmail Trump.

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